September 5, 2021
This last weekend, September 5, 2021, members of the Humboldt Amateur Radio Club participated in a Winlink field exercise. Members set up portable stations from Eureka to Trinidad and were given real world tasks to gather data and report that data to net control using Winlink P2P FM. The exercise was successful even though all stations experienced some problems. We were able to work through the problems to complete the task. You can read about it and see pictures of the portable stations in this after action report written by Anthony KG6LHW. If you are interested in participating in the next exercise, let me know during your next check in or you can contact Anthony directly by sending him a Winlink message at KG6LHW.
0700-0900: 3565 kHz Dial Frequency, 3566.5 kHz Center Frequency using VARA HF
0900-1100: 147.540 MHz Simplex using VARA FM
1700-1900: 147.540 MHz Simplex using VARA FM
1900-2100: 3565 kHz Dial Frequency, 3566.5 kHz Center Frequency using VARA HF
Thanks to everyone that checked into the net yesterday and for visiting the new website.
Dennis W6DLW messaged me about a Winlink training he is taking on Zoom with LAX ARES. The classes are every Sunday and go through August 29, 2021. Information and the recordings of the training can be viewed at www.wavetalkers.com. Thank you Dennis for the info!
There are several fires creating problems in northern California and as I write this, Humboldt County’s power is being supplied by a local plant due to lines being shut off from the Monument fire in Trinity County. Be prepared. We don’t know what could happen next.
This weeks check ins in no particular order:
The Humboldt Winlink Wednesday Net was started to encourage amateur radio operators to become familiar with and expand their skills using Winlink. What is Winlink? From the Winlink website (linked to the right)… Winlink “is a network of amateur radio and authorized government-licensed stations that provides worldwide radio email using radio pathways where the internet is not present.” Participation is accomplished by sending the check in message via Winlink to the net control station KN6CEI. Net control will send a weekly reminder via Winlink to net participants on Tuesday along with that weeks assignment and a wrap up message on Thursday (or Friday) with the net results and any other announcements. Weekly assignments can be found on the calendar below.
Each Wednesday send a check in to KN6CEI using that weeks assignment. Standard check in messages are formatted as: CALLSIGN, FIRST NAME, CITY, COUNTY, STATE, BAND USED (HF, FM, Telnet).
All participants are highly encouraged to send their message via RF. Telnet (internet connection) should be reserved for beginners or amateurs with Technician licenses that do not have a nearby node within their frequency privileges.
A note on “Wildcard Wednesdays”. These check ins will require you to check your Winlink inbox and/or this site for how to check in that week.
The most important thing about this net is to learn and HAVE FUN!!!
Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you on the log!